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but also with the tamp pais public library to have two events showcasing the rich arab america culture that exists here in the city of san francisco and i want to thank you all for coming and i want to introduce joaquin for resident who ska great member of our community and has helped organize this event. (applause). . thank you very much and good evening everyone on behalf of mayorly who will be joining us in a few moments i want to say thanks to all of you for being here tonight it's always a pleasure for you go to welcome the community into city hall - because you remind us our purpose in government so to serve and you you certainly bring life and culture and community into our very state halls and bring life to us, so thank you again. i want to thank the nominating committee and the planning committee for their excellent work in ensuring that those very important community members who do so much to ensure that our communities remain strong and vibrant, those who are under served typically continue to be served that our communities are strengthened and our ties are bound and strong.
by vilifying the rich, we divided america without giving real solutions to americans. that i can't be -- >> you have a situation where you have republicans who don't want taxes raised on anyone voting against something that would at least keep them low for some people. do you know what i mean? >> if the president had offered up $100 billion worth of tax increases on the wealthy and $400 billion worth of cuts, he'd have had a deal in a new york minute. when you offer up $70 billion worth of tax increases on a small 1%, 2% of the population and no cuts and, in fact, ask for a stimulus that would consume all the money, we're going to vote on $60 billion for new york and area relief for hurricane sandy. that will consume a full year's worth of this tax increase that's proposed. >> let me just go back. it's so important, because we've had two years now of debates about all of this. each time we've only done spending cuts that hit middle class families and senior citizens the most. we are at a point where we're saying, no more. when congressman issa says everybody ought to be in and treated the same,
disgraceful. george will is one of the most recognizable people in america today. certainly, the most widely known intellectual. he is the author of the least a dozen books. since the early days of the show, he has been a regular on what is now "this week with george stephanopoulos." he is an astute philosopher. he is a native of illinois, a student of baseball, a lifelong cubs fan, and as such, he is a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. [laughter] despite their rudeness of the invitation, he is my friend. george well. -- george will. [applause] >> jack's invitation is perfectly acceptable. my dear friend william f. buckley once called up his friend charleton heston, the actor, and said chuck, do you believe in free speech? he said, of course. he said good, you are about to give one. it is a delight to be back here. it is a delight to be back on campus. long ago and far away, i was a college professor. in 1976, two of my friends ran for the senate against each other in new york state. the night they were both nominated, jim buckley got up and said, i look forward to running against pr
for you to do in kandahar. >> rajiv chandrasekeran, here is his most recent book, "little america: the war within the war for afghanistan." he has been our guest here on booktv on c-span2. thank you, sir. >> thank you. real pleasure. >> visit booktv.org to watch any of the programs you see here online. type the author or book title in the search bar on the upper left side of the page. click search. you can share anything you see on booktv.org easily by clicking share on the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. booktv streams live online for 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors. tv.org. >> next, former speaker of the house newt gingrich presents the second book in his historical fiction series on george washington, "victory at yorktown" but it's a little over an hour. >> good evening, everyone. my name is john, and i had the honor of being executive director of the ronald reagan presidential foundation, and it's my pleasure to welcome all of you here on this rainy evening. in honor of our men and women in uniform who defend our freedom arou
, with pastor warren talks religion, reason and what america needs now. >> the good news lnt good much. what you need is the better life. >> from the election and economy to same sex marriage and more. the issues that really matter. >> why we have to change the constitution? it's a flawed document. it was made my men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening and happy holidays. welcome to this special "piers morgan" tonight. joining me, one of the most influential leaders in the world. it's rick warren. tonight we're going to talk about faith, family, politics, sins, the questions of church and state and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> what is the purpose of christmas. >> well, you know, the angels in the story of the first christmas said three things. and those three statements say the three purposes of christmas. they are celebration, salvation and reconciliation. the first thing the angels said was i bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all people. christmas isn't for
everybody here this fourthth animal america arab month of separation and it's my pleasure to join us here and many of us know that we are such a lucky city, and we are lucky because people around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it's the 49ers playing or the giants playing, even eventually when we land the superbowl it all board of trustees all of us, i know that what i'm doing as a mayor and making sure that i support smallbitions in the cit
the average life span was almost 40. 50 years later, 47. by 1950, it was up to 68. now, the average in america is 78. 76 for men and 81 for women. the numbers will only go up. and up. the. >> their of a book called "100 plus, the coming age of longevity will change everything." everything? >>guest: everything. >> how much longevity? >>guest: i take the premise it will be possible in for average life expectancy to go up to 150. >> there is someone alive today who will live to be 150? >>guest: absolutely. >> is that creepy? you will be shriveled? >>guest: no, we will be healthier for longer, and energetic and enjoying likes. >> because they invent body part replacements. >>guest: that is a low-hanging fruits. scientists have created brand new humoring begans using a person's adult stem cells so bladders, trachea, human blood vessels, they have been created already. >> so, assume we accept this, we are healthy, what happens to your life? you work longer? you change jobs? don't you get sick of it? >>guest: the exiting is, there will be much more opportunity. right now, with the average life span o
of true faith and of courage. and i hope he comes here to america to speak your. i think he has a good message. you're not supposed to be reading. >> i know. but there was something -- i have many more questions, but i think i will focus lastly on one issue that's been, comes out powerful in the book. i recall when you were talking about, it comes up in different ways. that when you're talking about the issue of jews from muslim countries, you mentioned, i guess you asked someone or someone was asked why didn't these jews make a big deal out of this. and one of the things, and one person responded, said we were just not about looking back. we were about starting over and rebuilding, and that's what we are today. i mean, it's true today that there's more of, there's an attempt to raise this issue. i think partially because people, it has a bearing on the question of the palestinian refugees, but otherwise, the people were not inclined really to raise it. it was more about getting on with life and building a new life. similarly, in an odd way not willing on death, which is another aspect
to avoid that. we've just got to get together. disaster is not red or blue. it's got to be america and we don't want it. >> and we don't want to cash in our chips but that's our final hand. thanks to our guest for being here and thanks for watching. i'm tom foreman, wishing you all the best and none of the worst in 2013. >>> tonight, with pastor warren talks religion, reason and what america needs now. >> the good news lnt good much. what you need is the better life. >> from the election and economy to same sex marriage and more. the issues that really matter. >> why we have to change the constitution? it's a flawed document. it was made my men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening and happy holidays. welcome to this special "piers morgan" tonight. joining me, one of the most influential leaders in the world. it's rick warren. tonight we're going to talk about faith, fem, politics, sins, the questions of church and state and much, much more. pastor warren is the author of "a purpose driven life." welcome. >> good to be with you. >> owhat is the purpos
san francisco one of the best baseball towns -- no, the best baseball town in america. [cheers and applause] let us now welcome and please show your love and enthusiasm the mayor of city and county of san francisco the honorable edwin lee. former mayor and current lieutenant governor the honorable gavin newsom. the city chief of protocol charlotte schultz, and her husband former secretary of state george schultz. former mayor willie brown. [cheers and applause] and former mayor frank jordan. we want to acknowledge the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skip
in the world and we have honors such as the greenest city in north america, the walkable city, and the best green policies, the green tech of north america and forbes recognized that san francisco has the most green jobs in the united states. that's jobs. that's one of the most important things we are doing for the whole country. [applause] and we are creating and sustaining jobs as well as supporting new industries in our city. our energy watch program creates or sustains 180 jobs a year. san francisco has now achieved 80% landfill diversion rate setting the national recycling and compost records as the high of any city in north america. [applause] and by the way as a former public works director you ought ton how proud i am. we have the best compost in the united states and in fact it's sold to all of the wineries in napa that make and produce the best wines in the world. our partners employs over a thousand green collar employees and solar sf resulted in hiring from employees from disadvantaged communities in the work force program. i want to acknowledge and thank green build towar
on the year that was and the challenges facing us in 2013. first to our big stories of 2012. and america's left turn from the supreme court's landmark health care decision to the reelection of president barack obama. and politics headed in a decidedly liberal direction, so what happened and what does it mean for the country going forward. joining us columnist and detail editor, dani henninger and kim strassel. dan, we like to say for a long time we live in a center-right country. if you look at the last two presidential elections that doesn't seem to be the case. are we living now in a new, progressive era? >> in terms of the presidency, i think we are, paul. i'm not sure about the country. barack obama i think is the center left or left wing president since the great depression and i think that what barack obama has in mind to do is indeed to redistribute income from the top downward, not to cut spending, but to increase spending, it's explicit from a 20% of gdp to 25% gdp and rather than cut spending raise taxes as necessary to support that spending and i would say that is in fact esse
and lactose intolerance on america this morning. jon by the way has a big show. senators chuck schumer and jon kyl on "this week." a lot of news developing overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing's airline's flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were kille
. >> people say, i fell out of love. well, that is your voice. >> what america needs now. >> the good life isn't good enough. what you need is the better life. >> the issues that matter. >> you know why we have to change the constitution? it is a flawed document, it was made by men. good evening and happy holidays and welcome to the special. joining me, rick warren. the questions of of church and state and much more. the author "the purpose driven life." >> what is the purpose of christmas? >> well, you know, the angels said three things, they are celebration, salvation and reconciliation. the first thing the angels said was, i bring you good news of great joy for all people. christmas is not just for christians, all all people it is a time to party. i love that in the northern hemisphere, christmas comes at the darkest part of our year. there is so much bad news in the world, we need good news, i bring you good news of great joy. it is legitimate to have parties. for unto you born this day a savior, christ the lord. we all need savings, from ourselves, and our weaknesses. a lot of people nee
>>> good morning, america. this morning, buried in more than a foot of snow. look at this. a 20-car pileup and the cancellation boards at the airport, and now the coldest temperatures of the year are setting in. ginger has the forecast. >>> over the cliff? with just two days to go, congressional leaders try to come up with a plan to block deep budget cuts and prevent everyone's taxes from going up. is there any progress this morning? >>> moment of impact. this is not a movie. extraordinary new videotape coming in overnight as a passenger jet overshoots the runway and careens onto the highway. how did this happen? >>> and serenading a president. ♪ amazing grace >> hear the emotional song sung for president george h.w. bush by country superstars while his family held vigil at his hospital bed. >>> ah, the oak ridge boys, one of the former president's favorite bands getting a serenade getting together for the president who was in the hospital singing "amazing grace" and their big hit, "elvira," through the phone. great news. their serenade seemed to bring some good luck. the former p
stories of 2012 and america's left turn from the supreme court's landmark health care decision to the re-election of president barack obama, politics on the national level headed in a decidedly liberal direction. so what happened? and what does it mean for the country going forward? joining the panel this week, "wall streetf journal" columnist and political diary editor jason riley and washington columnist kim strossel. dan, we would like to say for a longtime we live in a center right country. if you l look at the last two presidential elections, that doesn't seem to be the case. are we living in a new progressive era? >> in terms of the presidency, i think we are, paul. i am not sure about the country. i think what barack obama has in mind to do is indeed to redistribute income from the top downward and not to cut spending, but to increase spending. it is explicit from historic 20% of gdp to 25% of gdp. rather than cut spending, raise taxes as necessary to support the spending. and i would say that is in fact the french model. the question is whether that model can produce enough growt
there is a great middle out there that makes of america. the more we reflect the middle, the better off our committee will be and i think the service we provide will be better. >> what gives you that hope? >> a lot of people are recognizing the pathway we are on will not help. more and more members are talking with me where we discuss with one another how we can improve the place. i hear it almost every day. i encourage it. >> there are people who believe partisanship is a good thing because ideology and the direction of the country moves in the way they want. for example, people have come in with the tea party. what do you think of these hyper-partisan groups outside of the congress that attempt to exert their influence? >> one of the more fascinating experience i have had involves a gathering. my first meeting a couple years ago, with tea party types. my staff was concerned about this new group. i said, give me their telephone numbers. i invited them to our session. they were there that evening to express their concern about health care being nationalized and taking over that piece of the
with his slaves to latin america. arrived with knowledge that issue was feared by the christian missionaries. the slaves adopted issued as the patron dod, just to scare the christians who wanted them to convert. became symbol of resistance in latin america and america's. in fact, it went beyond the. in certain parts of brazil, for instance, you find that issue has even been elevated to the supreme dod, simply because that was a symbol that was there, protagonists for freedom. so you find the transposition across the atlantic, not minor but certainly became not only a symbol of resistance in the new world, but the supreme deity in certain parts of brazil. on the contrary if you go to the heart by and of brazil and to go to a shrine, the hierarchy is quite plain. but in certain other parts, issue became supreme deity. now consider today, this is the history in africa. and this goes back a couple of centuries. now imagine that today, to be a follower of that religion is virtually to earn the death sentence in certain parts of nigeria. christians also earn a death sentence in certai
, t correct and improve certain provisions of the leahy-smith america invents act and title 35, united states. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 6621, to correct and improve certain provisions of the leahy-smith america invents act and title 35, united states code. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the matter under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for such time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: the american envents act, a.i.a., was signed into law in 2011, the first major patent reform bill in 60 years and the most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the patent act. the leahy-smith a.i.a. establishes the united states patent system as the global standard. over the past year, we have worked diligently to ensure the bill realizes it
against our interests in parts of the country, but principally within the united states of america. to what extent can we feel comforted that al qaeda is not looking at this program as a backdoor way to work with somebody to get them in here into our country to plant them -- is this the way around the traditional way of getting into the united states as one would with a visa or otherwise? >> i would note in agreement with you that al qaeda and its affiliates have been -- they have been looking for? in the screening procedures, trying to get individuals into the united states. that is why we have an intelligence driven process. we view intelligence on a daily, 247 basis. we tried to effectively identify means by which al qaeda or its affiliates will try to penetrate our defenses and to identify individuals or groups of concerned that require increased screening in detention. that is ongoing. certainly, we have a comfort in terms of increased security batting that we have in place through the refugee program. i will and the size that it is not static program. we will continue to lear
's problems in terms of interfaith dialogue will be resolved. >> it's very critical for america to have good reputation to have good liaison with the muslim world. >> we do hope that the president could maybe visit a mosque or attend an american muslim institution and really show that direct engagement, that hey, listen, you are part of the american framework and part of the building of this country. >> we're cautiously optimistic that the obama administration will finally allow sikhs to service in the u.s. armed forces with their articles of faith in tact. it would be a very important and historic step. >> we'd like to see the obama administration take the lead in acknowledging and including non-theistic americans in the decision making process. >> pro-life issues are always a concern. someone has to protect the innocent life and certainly we think our government ought to be able to do that. >> i also really hope and pray that in the second administration he takes on the issue of climate change. i think that unfortunately it's become a politicized, highly contentious issue and that it's not
that there were special events that san francisco will often do. whether it be the america's cup, sunday games, giants streets they will wake up for the car that is typically legally parked on this their street and find out they can't get it back but for a $500 fibromyalgiav. i protionx posed to the public if your community can help us figure out an app so if i provided my cell phone to city government, we can let you know if the street cleaning is going to happen tomorrow. we propose this had last year. mayor lee was supportive. we're still waiting for it to happen, idea number one. idea number two, my constituents ask me can you tell us where every single dollar in city government goes? whether it goes to an individual, nonprofit, someone providing goods and services in our city? last year i proposed an open budget application so that we could drill down and know where every single penny of city government is being spent. i want to thank our budget director who is here, our city controller. we are working on this, but we are still months away from getting the data that we need to provide thi
are going to do is kill america's entrepreneurial economy. gerri: l's get into the details of this. why you would want to keep these capital gains taxes low. you say it is an issue of double taxati. >> that's right. corporate profits are taxed at the corporate level. and they are taxed again at the individual level. with the dividend and capital gains taxes. george bush, to his credit, tried to do something about that and he chopped the dividend and capital gains tax down to 15%. the effect of that was to reduce the incentive for corporations to take on too much debt. if you tax equity too much, corporations take on too much debt. then it's more likely that they become bankrupt and to destabilize the whole system. gerri: you talk little bit about competitiveness. let's detail that. low capital gains is important to our nation's competitiveness. but also, to the competitiveness of these companies that we are talking about. >> absolutely. let's say that you are a young indian or chinese entrepreneur with a science degree or engineering degree and you gradua from mit. you want to start a high
-- proud to make america work. for more informationbout afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance was provided by all but in communications and politico, reporting on the political and legislative arena. >> this week on "inside washington," the thrill of victory. >> barack obama has been reelected. >> the agony of defeat. >> this election is over, but our principles in north. >> the year 2012 in review. >> the supreme court has upheld the requirement that every american by health insurance. >> the year of the cliffhanger. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> natural disasters. >> like the apocalypse. >> and human tragedies. >> saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> political fumbles. >> 5 seconds before you interrupted me. >> and shoppers. >> the seriousness of having a cia director involved in an extramarital affair cannot be overplayed. >> all right, as we look back, let's begin with the top political story of the year -- the freight -- the reelection of barack obama. as "ti" magine plus a cover story states, barack obama will be the first democrat in mo
for the summer's america's cup racings. the first phase of construction will entail the removal the tractions on the north siteside of the street and then followed by repavings and once that is complete traffic will be moved to that section and then we will begin the nubbing construction for the any road way and sidewalkses and the probability also included one phase of the p g and gvment e replacement of the gas line and within the life of this project we will replace the water main entire the length the jones to hide and expending approximately one 80 feet beyond that to the west. again once completed traffic will move too to that side and the traffic will move on the south and then once we are completed on the south side and the road way ichs we will do dot final appropriation on the north side and is estimating complex by the end of may. i'm happy to take any questions you might have. >> thank you we do have public comment. >>> taft guy: . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is taft sky and i have been a street artist since 1974 most artists like the jefferson street made into
telegraph hill of the building complete in phase one and residence for turn-over to the america's cup phase one construction of the building is 80% complete right now and is on schedule for hand over to the america's cup authority on march 2013. phase two, construction drawings are about 95% complete and will be completed shortly. and the port will start phase two construction of the project and it's scheduled for about nine months with substantial completion august 1st 2014 and final completion two months later and this work will clue finishing the remaining ports and including united states customers and u.s. you're border protection facilities and the two forty seven acre northwest plaza sorry -- this is the plaza i i guess most of you know this but this was the rolls of quite a lot of work with -- site and the other work included the north point on the left of the picture the ground transportation area between terminal 21 and 29 and the april between the ship and terminal and the installation of the system, fenders and bull lards and professions of miscellaneous furniture and equipmen
detachment between washington and the rest of america, frankly. they deal so casually you we will deal with it next year or some other time, not realizing the affects it is having on that person who is worrying, are my taxes going to go up, enough money to pay for my food budget or gas budget, whether or not i will have a job or whether or not companies continue to invest and to create jobs, let alone laying off people because they -- of the uncertainty that's been created and created and perpetuated by congress. and all of this could have been avoided. we should have been a very different place, address the very questions that you raised. >> you have been a part of congress, i believe, since is 1978 and as i understand it, this is your last term as senator. you have always been looked at as a voice of moderation here. i'm wondering how do you look at these desperate hours knew we seem to be in and what does it say about our government? >> it's travesty, to be honest with you, martin. i believe in the maximum folks of the united states senate and the founding you fathers designed it to
in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling in staff members for meetings on this saturday. right now we are told senate leaders are working on a potential deal. still our journalists on the hill are being told there will be no official proposals or votes until tomorrow at the very earliest. the time line qoo -- could not be tighter. we will begin seeing lower tax rates expiring and federal aid for things like unemployment checks. here is a statistic for you. if there is no deal in place for january 1st, those benefits, those unemployment benefits will no longer be authorized. the law project estimates some two million americans will stop receiving benefits after december 29th. that's today. many experts fear going over the cliff could send our weak economy plunging back into a recession. president obama says he remains optimistic, but he says no bargain could be reached in congress, then congress must vote on his back up plan to block taxes for anybody making less than $250,000 a year. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has more.
combination of higher taxes on just about every worker in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling in staff members for meetings on this saturday. right now we are told senate leaders are working on a potential deal. still our journalists on the hill are being told there will be no official proposals or votes until tomorrow at the very earliest. the time line qoo -- could not be tighter. we will begin seeing lower tax rates expiring and federal aid for things like unemployment checks. here is a statistic for you. if there is no deal in place for january 1st, those benefits, those unemployment benefits will no longer be authorized. the law project estimates some two million americans will stop receiving benefits after december 29th. that's today. many experts fear going over the cliff could send our weak economy plunging back into a recession. president obama says he remains optimistic, but he says no bargain could be reached in congress, then congress must vote on his back up plan to block taxes for anybody making less than $250,000 a year. chief
create more jobs in america exporting to africa and more businesses successfully exporting goods and services to that great continent. at the end of the day, the africans will have quality products, good and services and we'll have more jobs in the united states. now, what's wrong with that equation? obviously, there is one senator at least who thinks it's a bad idea and he's put a hold on this bill after i've spent months working to clear it through all of the committees in the hopes that we could have this bipartisan bill that is a bill that is supported and sponsored by republican subcommittee chairman chris smith over in the house of representatives. this is supposed to be what we're about, to come up with a bipartisan effort, to come up with an effort that will create jobs in america, to coordinate existing agencies, to open new markets for america's goods and services that will been fit every state in the union. -- that will benefit every state in the union. that's what i set out to do. i'm so close to getting it done. one senator is going to object. it's unfortunate, after
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is here. >> there's no doubt about that. with less than two days before america plunges over the fiscal cliff, lawmakers are finally saying, let's make a deal. >> i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> whatever we come up with will be imperfect and some people won't like it. >> what will the imperfect solution look like? even if there is a deal, will it be able to pass? and why does it always come to this? >> this is deja vu all over again. >> we'll of course 0 our headliners, from the senate, democrat chuck schumer and republican jon kyl. from the house, democrat chris van hollen and republican raul labrador. in our powerhouse roundtable on all the week's politics with former vermont governor howard dean, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty, todd purdum of vanity fair and maggie haberman of politico. "vanity fair and man of politico. " and maggie haberman of politico. >>> you are looking at live pictures of capitol hill over the next 12 hours, what happens there or what doesn't happen will cut to the very heart of your financial future and the fate of our struggling economy. good morning, i
, the economic strength of america. natural gas is a very clean resources compared to many of the other options. our progress . on reducing dependence has also been on grenoble's. -- progress on reducing dependence has also been on renewables. all across north dakota, you see these giant went generating machines. -- wind generating machines. on top of that, increased fuel efficiency in cars, a dramatic improvement with much more to come, is reducing our demand for fossil fuels. these are all extremely positive developments for the country. >> what does it mean for your home state? >> a vibrant economy, the lowest unemployment in the country. the highest purchaser plus per capita of any state in the nation. -- surplus per capita of any state in the country. >> over the years, you've been in a champion of the state's agriculture. i am interested in you having square your pride to bring home resources to north dakota with all this concern in united states you have expressed. >> it is easy to do. the farm bill we just passed reduces the deficit $23 billion. the last farm bill we passed that was com
of the american nuclear family? >> without any doubt, america's biggest problem is not the debt. the fiscal cliff and other metaphorical geology. the biggest problem in america is family disintegration. family is the primary transmitter of social capital. [applause] 1964, lyndon johnson's labor department, produced a report. there is a crisis in the negro family today because 24% of african-americans children are being born to unmarried parents. 24% in 1964. today, one-third of all american children are born to unmarried mothers. we know what this means. we know the social pathology. we know what that means in terms of neighborhoods and schools. we have no idea what happened. we do not know why in 1950, the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 5%. we have seen family disintegration during war, famine, and pestilence. it has happened in wales, portugal, spain, all over. we do not know why. we do not know what to do about it. i will give an answer that will interest and amuse the previous questioner. when two things coincided in late 18th-century england, a grain surplus, the result was a cheap gin and a
view of jesus in america. we'll ask the author of american stephen broth row with another view on the live line. captions produced by visual audio captioning www.visualaudiocaptioning.com barack obama barac barack obama barack obama >> dr. stephen prothero, welcome. your book has a ctral proposition, what is the proposition in the book? >> i think there's two. one is that jesus is many and mal oohable, there isn't just one jesus but there's many and the other is that jesus isn't just for christians in the united states, christians love jesus but so do buddhists and jews and hindus and people without any religion whatsoever. >> the jesus image is multiadaptble because we are a 3489 religious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put je'us on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without any at all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson become consumed with revising the bible by omitting a lot of it in his own text of the bible as you began
've got a huge opportunity around energy. we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that also deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time. so that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year, is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. and because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its current growth trends if suddenly we have a huge bite taken out of the average americans' paycheck. >> those are four huge things, you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands th
now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal" report. now, maria bartiromo. >> all that ahead, but first, here's fill griffith with the look at the stories making headlines this week. >> thanks, maria. here's what's making news as we are heading into a new week and new year on wall street. congress is working the weekend, attempting to avert some part of that $6 billion in automatic tax increases and the spending cuts that are set to kick in on january 1st. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both houses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confident and some public statements by congressional leaders. and yet with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday
of america's news headquarters. there is still no concrete plan on the table. instead, lawmakers have given themselves by 3:00 p.m. today to come up with a compromise agreement that will have enough support to survive both a vote in both houses of congress. chief white house correspondent ed henry is live with more. >> good morning. interesting because the president, in his first sunday show, tv appearance since 2009, when he was pushing health care reform and went on "meet the press" to pound a message over and over, that in his estimation, the onus is on republicans over the next 24 to 48 hour, basically saying, if they don't put together that bipartisan deal in the senate that you just mentioned, they should have a vote in the house and in the senate on the president's stop-gap measure to extend unemployment benefits and extend tax cuts, only for those making $250,000 or less. the president suggesting, playing the blame game, saying, if the republicans don't hold a vote on his plan, they will be at fault, take a listen. >> i think that over the next 48 hours, my hope is that the people r
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